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Angel Ventlock™
Angel Ventlock ™ Meets ASTM F2090-2008 and 2010 Regulations and Saves Lives

Every year in the United States and Canada, thousands of children fall through open windows and permanently injure or kill themselves. These incidents are regularly reported in the news.

Changes to building legislation were desperately needed, combined with improved window opening control devices and integrated public safety campaigns. These senseless deaths and injuries need to be stopped.

The window industry has worked tirelessly to improve window safety through various organizations such as the Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council. These efforts have culminated in a new standard - ASTM F2090-2008 and 2010.

 

For the first time, this includes window opening control devices that permit emergency escape and rescue. This standard has also been used by The Minnesota Senate as the basis for Laela's Law, a window safety law implemented in several states.

Window control devices have moved on from window guards and screens. They can be both low cost and incredibly effective. They do not detract from the appearance and overall function of the window; they can be integrated easily by the window manufacturer and after-market retro-fitting takes just a few minutes.

The death of a child is a devastating event and even when a child survives the consequences for all those involved can be far reaching. The fact is - no child ever needs to be in a position where they can fall out of an open window - whether it's a new or an existing window.

Mighton Products have developed the Angel Ventlock™ product range to meet the new regulations and save lives.


Retrofit Version - Single Action

Installation Instructions

The Retrofit version is fitted into the stiles of the Top Sash - one on either side. The units are single action, so fitting two ensures compliance with ASTM F2090 2008 and 2010.

These units have been focus group tested and have been proven to be operable without prior knowledge or tools. Primarily fitted as an after market device where access to the sash is difficult,. this type can also be installed as a factory fitted device to avoid interruption of assembly lines.

Two screws are used to fix each unit into place. Fixing is through the front of the unit and into the sash. For use primarily on Timber and Aluminum windows. Can also be fitted to Vinyl and Fiberglass units where suitable fixing is available.



Reverse Retrofit - Single Action

Installation Instructions

The Reverse Retrofit version attaches to the window frame and restricts the sash opening by operating on the top of the bottom sash. The units are single action, so fitting one on either side of the window frame ensures compliance with ASTM F2090 2008 and 2010.

These units have been focus group tested and have been proven to be operable without prior knowledge or tools. Various forms of the Reverse Retrofit are available. Selection is dependent upon the distance of the frame from the sash.(See drawing below for further information).

This type of Angel Ventlock can be Factory Fitted or used as an Aftermarket Device. Particularly useful on Vinyl and single hung windows where there is insufficient room on the top sash to install any of the versions listed.


Reverse Retrofit - Dual Action

Installation Instructions

The Dual Action Reverse Retrofit is primarily used on gliding windows as access to a second single action device may not be possible. Dual action means that two separate actions are required to operate the unit. Only one Dual action unit is required to ensure compliance with ASTM F2090 2008 and 2010.

This unit may also be used on double or single hung windows. These units have been focus group tested and have been proven to be operable without prior knowledge or tools. Various forms are available depending on the distance of the frame from the sash and the fixing plane.


Face Fix - Single Action

The Face Fix version is fitted into the stiles of the Top Sash - one on either side. The units are single action, so fitting two ensures compliance with ASTM F2090 2008 and 2010.

The unit is primarily factory fitted, as access to the sash is available prior to installation in the window frame. However, provided the sashes can be removed easily, the Face Fix version is also suitable for use where the sashes have already been installed.

Two screws are used to fix each unit into place. Fixing is through the front of the unit and into the sash. The Face Fix version is for use on Timber, Vinyl, Aluminum and Fiberglass sashes.


Side Fix - Single Action

The Side Fix version is fitted into the stiles of the Top Sash - one on either side. The units are single action, so fitting two ensures compliance with ASTM F2090 2008 and 2010. These units have been focus group tested and have been proven to be operable without prior knowledge or tools.

The unit is primarily factory fitted, as access to the sash is available prior to installation in the window frame. However, provided the sashes can be removed easily, the Face Fix version is also suitable for use where the sashes have already been installed.

Two screws are used to fix each unit in place. Fixing is through the side of the unit and into the sash. Screw holes are not visible and the units are therefore tamper-proof. The Face Fix version is for use on Timber, Vinyl, Aluminum and Fiberglass sashes.